Senior Policy Adviser, Strategy and Legal Policy

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/491946
Closing Date: 23-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: until 27/05/2021
Attachments: 2018-12-07 PD Senior Policy Adviser 491946.doc (Word, 147KB)
Job Specification

2018-12-07 PD Senior Policy Adviser 491946.pdf (PDF, 354KB)
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Contact: Erica Grundell
03 9096 1872

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 X Fixed Term, Full Time until 27/05/2021

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 

Position Summary:

The Senior Policy Adviser is part of a small team in the Mental Health Branch undertaking priority strategic policy projects. This includes coordination of evaluative activity on initiatives under the 10 Year Mental Health Plan andpreparation of the annual report on Victoria's mental health services to the Victorian Parliament.

In this role , you will be part of a supportive team working on complex strategic policy issues. You will be required to build positive and collaborative relationships, be solution-focussed and responsive to emerging policy priorities.

Are you:

  • A highly motivated policy adviser with experience in developing and delivering government strategic projects to fixed deadlines?
  • Skilled in managing diverse internal and external stakeholder relationships?
  • Experienced in working as part of a team to address complex policy problems?


How to Apply:


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

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Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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